- Are you think of reducing your energy consumption and saving some hard earned cash?
- Do you need information on solar panels installation?
Having domestic or commercial solar panels installed on your home or business property is a large investment and as such should be handled with care.
Follow these simple steps to make sure you get the best installation at the best price to make your money go as far as possible.
Step one – Thermal or photo-voltaic or both? Thermal panels preheat the hot water to your boiler, they are much cheaper to install but don’t save/make you as much money in return.
Photo-voltaic use the suns energy to produce electricity which can be used for you own home or business plus to sell back to the utility company to make you some cash.
If you have a good roof, with good sun and you can afford it the best option is to have both installed. If not the best option is to ask for advice from installers on the costs and the potential savings.
Step two – Word of mouth recommendations. Ask you friends, family and work colleagues if they know of any good (or indeed bad) local firms to hire or to avoid! In my opinion this is always the very best way to find a good solar panels installation firm.
Quick tip for you – If you don’t know anyone just knock on a few doors and ask people who have already had them installed if they were happy with the firm they used. You would be amazed how happy people are to help. Solar panels get people excited, either because they save money or because they are good for the environment (or both).
Step three – Shop around for prices. If you cant find a good word of mouth recommendation for your solar panel installers, then the next best bet is to shop around. I would strongly recommend you get prices from at least three but probably up to five different firms. If you let them know that you are looking around they are much more likely to put a competitive bid in.
There you go if you follow these three very simple tips you will give yourself a much better chance of getting a good installation done and just as importantly done for a good price. Good luck and please feel free to comment below with any questions.
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Or maybe a better question might be: Should you even use a humidifier in the baby’s room? Given the fact that they’re on every new baby gift registry, just how essential are humidifiers in the nursery? Continue reading
Runny nose and scratchy eyes in the Springtime? Blame it on pollen. Stuffy head and aches in the Summer? It’s mold. Coughing and itchy in the Fall? Ragweed!
Believe it or not you can even suffer from allergies in the Winter. Seasonal allergies occur all year long.
Here are some of the seasonal triggers. Continue reading
If you’ve ever watched those home makeover shows then you know the designers always cringe when they walk in the door and see Harbor Breeze ceiling fans. The first thing they do is rip it right out. But they don’t have to live in that stuffy room when they’re done, do they? If you love your ceiling fans like we do here are some rejuvenating tips those snooty designers should have thought of. Continue reading
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Cleaning a ceiling fan is such a messy job. The dust flies everywhere, landing on your furniture and carpets, getting stuck in your hair and in your eyes. But if you don’t clean it that dust and grime builds up and becomes a breeding ground for dust mites and bacteria. The solution is simple: Use a pillowcase. Continue reading
Every time you cook something vapors and gases are released, sometimes it’s in the form of steam, sometimes it’s smoke, and sometimes it’s invisible. Because you’re cooking, these warm, moist vapors often contain oils, which turn into grease as the vapor makes contact with your cupboards and furniture, resulting in a sticky, unsightly residue and unpleasant odors.
Over time, without a range hood or exhaust fan, excess moisture from the steam can cause extensive structural damage in your kitchen. If you do a lot of cooking it won’t take long for mold and mildew to set in, and once that happens it can be very difficult to eliminate. Continue reading
Everybody has his or her own secret method for cleaning a ceiling fan. Some involve daring circus style balancing acts and commercial-strength cleansers, while others involve a whole heap of elbow grease and a room-size drop cloth.
Take your pick from the following list to find your own favorite. Or feel free to leave us a comment below and tell us your secret method. (We promise – we won’t tell a soul.)
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They say it only takes 21 days to develop a bad habit, so it should only take 21 days to establish a good habit, right? You know how it is with ceiling fans – after a while you forget they’re up there. Those little memory lapses can cause a few problems, though. Nothing major, but why not nip it in the bud right now? Here are three quick tips to refresh you memory – and your ceiling fans. Continue reading